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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679166/composite-resection-of-the-left-upper-lobe-and-superior-segment-s6-of-the-lower-lobe-for-lung-cancer-with-a-mediastinal-lingular-and-basal-pulmonary-artery
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Tomoyuki Nakano, Shigemi Ishikawa, Yasunori Sohara, Shunsuke Endo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation and awareness of anatomical variations in the pulmonary vessel is essential for a secure pulmonary resection. We herein present a patient who underwent complex pulmonary resection for lung cancer with a mediastinal lingular and basal pulmonary artery that had been detected by preoperative three-dimensional computed tomography. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was an asymptomatic 66-year-old woman who had a 39-pack-year smoking habit...
April 20, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678144/interferon-alpha-as-antiviral-therapy-in-chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-disease-with-interstitial-pneumonia-case-report
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Jacek Roliński, Ewelina Grywalska, Aleksandra Pyzik, Michał Dzik, Violetta Opoka-Winiarska, Agata Surdacka, Maciej Maj, Franciszek Burdan, Michał Pirożyński, Piotr Grabarczyk, Elżbieta Starosławska
BACKGROUND: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) disease (CAEBV) is defined as a severe, progressive lymphoproliferative disorder associated with active EBV infection persisting longer than 6 months and developing in patients without recognised immunodeficiency. Rarely, interstitial pneumonitis (IP) occurs as a serious complication in CAEBV patients. The standard therapeutic regimen for IP in CAEBV has not yet been defined. Although interferon alpha (IFN-alpha) is known to suppress viral DNA replication by affecting its basal promoter activation process, it is rarely used in CAEBV patients...
April 20, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675827/significant-increase-of-lymphatic-vessels-in-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Kentaro Watanabe, Hiroshi Ishii, Hisako Kushima, Masaki Fujita, Kazuki Nabeshima
AIMS: Some investigators have detected fibrinous exudate or immature organization in the alveolar spaces prior to the development of subpleural elastofibrosis in patients with pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE). We hypothesized that PPFE progress is associated with an impaired lymphatic drainage system, resulting in the failed resolution of intra-alveolar exudate. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively reviewed our medical records from 1995 to 2017 and selected autopsied or surgically biopsied patients with PPFE (n=18), pulmonary apical cap (n=18), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) (n=26)...
April 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675357/radiological-signs-associated-with-pulmonary-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-an-analysis-of-published-evidences
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Yì Xiáng J Wáng, Myung Jin Chung, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Alex Rosenthal, Andrei Gabrielian, Michael Tartakovsky
Background: Despite that confirmative diagnosis of pulmonary drug-sensitive tuberculosis (DS-TB) and multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is determined by microbiological testing, early suspicions of MDR-TB by chest imaging are highly desirable in order to guide diagnostic process. We aim to perform an analysis of currently available literatures on radiological signs associated with pulmonary MDR-TB. Methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed on January 29, 2018...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675281/coexistent-non-small-cell-carcinoma-and-small-cell-carcinoma-in-a-patient-presenting-with-hyponatremia
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Mitchell D Ross, Sreeja Biswas Roy, Pradnya D Patil, Jasmine L Huang, Nitika Thawani, Ralph Drosten, Tanmay S Panchabhai
Despite recent advances in screening methods, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. By the time lung cancer becomes symptomatic and patients seek treatment, it is often too advanced for curative measures. Low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening has been shown to reduce mortality in patients at high risk of lung cancer. We present a 66-year-old man with a 50-pack-year smoking history who had a right upper lobe (RUL) pulmonary nodule and left lower lobe (LLL) consolidation on a screening CT...
2018: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674403/unexpected-case-of-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema-primary-or-secondary-aetiology
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Amanda J L Cheng, Timothy J Sadler
A 77-year-old man was admitted with a relapse of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis with pulmonary involvement and acute kidney injury. There was a background of pulmonary fibrosis (non-specific interstitial pneumonia type pattern) and superadded pulmonary haemorrhage, acute pulmonary oedema and sepsis. The patient was intubated for 4 days and remained dependent on high flow oxygen and continuous positive airway pressure after extubation. A chest radiograph performed 2 weeks after extubation demonstrated unexpected, extensive pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672215/anatomically-based-analysis-of-radioaerosol-distribution-in-pulmonary-scintigraphy-a-feasibility-study-in-asthmatics
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Luciana Alcoforado, Armèle Dornelas de Andrade, Joaquin L Herraiz, Simone Cristina Soares Brandão, Jacqueline de Melo Barcelar, James B Fink, Jose G Venegas
INTRODUCTION: Manual analysis of two-dimensional (2D) scintigraphy to evaluate aerosol deposition is usually subjective and has reduced sensitivity to quantify regional differences between central and distal airways. AIMS: (1) To present a method to analyze 2D scans based on three-dimensional (3D)-linked anatomically consistent regions of interest (ROIs); (2) to evaluate peripheral-to-central counts ratio (P/C2D ) and penetration indices (PIs) for a set of 16 subjects with moderate-to-severe asthma; and (3) to compare the reproducibility of this method against one with manually traced ROIs...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671110/pulmonary-cement-embolism-following-cement-augmented-fenestrated-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-adult-spinal-deformity-patients-with-severe-osteoporosis-analysis-of-2978-fenestrated-screws
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Onur Levent Ulusoy, Sinan Kahraman, Isik Karalok, Emel Kaya, Meric Enercan, Cem Sever, Burak Abay, Selhan Karadereler, Azmi Hamzaoglu
INTRODUCTION: There is very limited information about pulmonary cement embolism (PCE) following cement-augmented fenestrated pedicle screw (CAFPS) fixation in the literature. The aim of this study to report the incidence of PCE following CAFPS fixation in adult deformity patients with severe osteoporosis and to identify risk factors such as; the number of levels, number of screws, and the cement volume used. METHODS: 281 patients (204F, 77M) in whom CAFPS fixation was used during deformity surgery were included...
April 18, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669532/pulmonary-lymphangioleimyomatosis-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-a-menopausal-woman
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Hong Hong, Ruiheng Yang, Xiuzhen Li, Mengjun Wang, Zhongchao Ma
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary lymphangioleimyomatosis (PLAM) is a rare disease involving lung. PLAM primarily affects young women, a characteristic it shares with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Estrogen has long been assumed to play an important role both in PLAM and SLE. We report a menopausal woman, who was found to have PLAM 1 year after she was diagnosed with SLE. Her chest radiograph was normal in the early phase of SLE. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Chinese woman was referred to our hospital in August 2014 because of swelling in both legs...
April 18, 2018: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669313/role-of-fna-and-special-stains-in-rapid-cytopathological-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-nocardiosis
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Ridhi Sood, Ruchita Tyagi, Pavneet Kaur Selhi, Gursheen Kaur, Harpreet Kaur, Akashdeep Singh
BACKGROUND: Nocardia, a gram-positive aerobic bacillus of the Actinomycetales family, is a significant opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals. Clinical and radiological features of pulmonary nocardiosis are nonspecific and can be misdiagnosed as tuberculosis, pneumocystis, staphylococcal or fungal infections, or as malignancy. Aspiration cytology with special stains is a quick and effective approach for accurate diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present 7 cases of pulmonary nocardiosis, admitted to the pathology department in a tertiary-care hospital in Punjab...
April 18, 2018: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668867/comment-on-digital-chest-drainage-is-better-than-traditional-chest-drainage-following-pulmonary-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Gonzalo Varela, Marcelo F Jiménez
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April 13, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665800/mda-5-associated-rapidly-progressive-interstitial-lung-disease-with-recurrent-pneumothoraces-a-case-report
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Safi Alqatari, Peter Riddell, Sinead Harney, Michael Henry, Grainne Murphy
BACKGROUND: Clinically hypomyopathic dermatomyositis is a rare disease that is important to recognize, investigate and treat early as it is associated with poor prognosis. In a proportion of patients, myositis specific antibodies could be negative, but with high clinical suspicion, myositis associated antibodies should be ordered. Anti-MDA-5 antibodies was reported in literature to be associated with severe and rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease, with few case reports of pneumothorax and/or pneumomediastinum...
April 17, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663963/accuracy-of-an-automated-system-for-tuberculosis-detection-on-chest-radiographs-in-high-risk-screening
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J Melendez, L Hogeweg, C I Sánchez, R H H M Philipsen, R W Aldridge, A C Hayward, I Abubakar, B van Ginneken, A Story
SETTING: Tuberculosis (TB) screening programmes can be optimised by reducing the number of chest radiographs (CXRs) requiring interpretation by human experts. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of computerised detection software in triaging CXRs in a high-throughput digital mobile TB screening programme. DESIGN: A retrospective evaluation of the software was performed on a database of 38 961 postero-anterior CXRs from unique individuals seen between 2005 and 2010, 87 of whom were diagnosed with TB...
May 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662813/conjunction-of-a-fungus-ball-and-a-pulmonary-tumourlet-in-a-bronchiectatic-cavity
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Serkan Yazgan, Soner Gürsoy, Figen Türk, Zekiye Aydoğdu Dinç
Herein, we describe the case of a 67-year-old female patient who presented with cough and haemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed destruction of the left lower lobe and multiple fungus balls in a bronchiectatic cavity. A left lower lobectomy was performed via thoracotomy. Histopathological examination of the lung showed a concomitant aspergilloma and multiple tumourlets in the large bronchiectatic cavity. Pulmonary intracavitary aspergilloma and concomitant tumourlets are quite rare. Our report presents this interesting case that manifested with haemoptysis...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661466/endobronchial-topical-amphotericin-b-instillation-for-pulmonary-chromomycosis-after-lung-transplantation-a-case-report
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H Mitomo, A Sakurada, Y Matsuda, H Notsuda, T Watanabe, H Oishi, H Niikawa, S Maeda, M Noda, T Sado, T Amemiya, Y Yoshida, T Kikuchi, K Kamei, Y Okada
We report a very rare case of pulmonary chromomycosis caused by Scedosporium prolificans that developed after lung transplantation and was successfully treated with endobronchial topical amphotericin B instillation. The subject was a woman in her 50s with a history of bilateral lobar lung transplantation from living donors for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. Eight years after the lung transplantation, chest radiography X-ray and computed tomography showed an abnormal shadow in the right lung. Bronchoscopic findings showed obstruction by a fungal component at the laterobasal bronchus B9...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660262/reactive-periostitis-from-inhalant-abuse
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Lauren E Hock, Iiro Honkanen, Wendy Fiordellisi, Brittany Bettendorf
The patient, a 36-year-old woman, presented with a 6-week history of swollen hands and fingers and associated arthralgia. She had a history of polysubstance abuse. The arthralgia and swelling started one month after she began inhaling two cans of "Dust-Off" (1,1-difluoroethane) daily. Physical examination revealed tender proximal and middle phalanges of all fingers bilaterally with bulbous appearance (A). There was no clubbing. Radiography of the hands revealed diffuse reactive periostitis with discrete layering of periosteal bone formation without bony destruction (B)...
April 16, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660258/pleural-tuberculosis-a-concise-clinical-review
#17
Jane A Shaw, Elvis M Irusen, Andreas H Diacon, Coenraad Fn Koegelenberg
Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide, and the commonest cause of death in people living with HIV. Globally, pleural TB remains one of the most frequent causes of pleural exudates, particularly in TB-endemic areas and in the HIV positive population. Most TB pleural effusions are exudates with high adenosine deaminase (ADA), lymphocyte-rich, straw-coloured and free flowing, with a low yield on mycobacterial culture. TB pleurisy can also present as loculated neutrophil-predominant effusions which mimic parapneumonic effusions...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659768/digital-chest-drainage-is-better-than-traditional-chest-drainage-following-pulmonary-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#18
Jian Zhou, Mengyuan Lyu, Nan Chen, Zihuai Wang, Yang Hai, Jianqi Hao, Lunxu Liu
In this systematic review with meta-analysis, we sought to determine the current strength of evidence for or against digital and traditional chest drainage systems following pulmonary surgery with regards to hard clinical end points and cost-effectiveness. PubMed, EMBASE and Web of Science were searched from their inception to 31 July 2017. The weighted mean difference (WMD) and the risk ratio were used for continuous and dichotomous outcomes, respectively, each with 95% confidence intervals (CIs). The heterogeneity and risk of bias were also assessed...
April 6, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659426/evaluation-of-virtual-monoenergetic-images-on-pulmonary-vasculature-using-the-dual-layer-detector-based-spectral-computed-tomography
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Abed Ghandour, Andrew Sher, Negin Rassouli, Amar Dhanantwari, Prabhakar Rajiah
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of retrospectively generated virtual monoenergetic images (VMIs) from the detector-based spectral computed tomography (SDCT) to augment pulmonary artery enhancement in CT and if iodine map can predict the optimal monoenergetic level. METHODS: The study included 79 patients with contrast-enhanced chest CT scans on an SDCT scanner. Conventional 120-kVp images and VMI from 40 to 80 keV were generated. Attenuation, noise, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) were measured at 7 different locations in the pulmonary arterial system...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658333/mucinous-breast-carcinoma-with-tall-columnar-cells
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N Tsoukalas, M Kiakou, M Tolia, I D Kostakis, M Galanopoulos, G Nakos, D Tryfonopoulos, G Kyrgias, G Koumakis
Mucinous carcinoma of the breast represents 1%-4% of all breast cancers. The World Health Organization classification divides this type of tumour into three different subtypes: mucinous carcinoma, mucinous carcinoma with tall columnar cells (mucinous cystadenocarcinoma and columnar cell mucinous carcinoma) and signet ring cell carcinoma. A 74-year-old woman presented a tumour with inflammatory features in the upper outer quadrant of her left breast, 7 cm in diameter. The core biopsy showed infiltrating ductal carcinoma of no specific type...
April 16, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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